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After 29 years at her post, one local stalwart has called it quits.
Carolyn DeLuca, the assistant district manager of Community Board 10, retired from the post on September 30th.
At the September board meeting, which was held in the community room at Shore Hill, 9000 Shore Road, DeLuca received accolades for her hard work and dedication to the community.
“You’ve not only been the go-to person for so many things, for so many people, over so many years, but you’ve done it with such class and such dignity that you’ve really elevated Community Board 10 to be the envy of many, many community boards,” City Councilmember Vincent Gentile told DeLuca.
“And,” he added, “you’ve done it with no fanfare, really just hard work. We’re going to miss you. All of us will miss you so very, very much.”
DeLuca, said board Chair Dean Rasinya, is, “A lady first, never one to lose her cool. You always consistently are there, never say no. You are always extending yourself, always helping. Thank you very much.”
“The whole community will miss your dedicated service,” agreed Brian Kieran, the board’s treasurer.
“We love her and will miss her in the office,” added Josephine Beckmann, the board’s district manager. “Working in a small office, you really rely on each other for support and assistance. I have been fortune to have such a great support team.”
As for DeLuca, she told board members that it had been “an honor and a privilege to work at Community Board 10, the best board in the city.
“Every day has been a constant learning experience,” DeLuca noted. “When you work at a community board, you never know what issue will come up when you arrive at the office. Some are resolved in a day; others can take years.
“I am very honored to have been a part of this great mix and to have contributed in a small way,” DeLuca concluded, “When I leave Community Board 10, I know the community will be in excellent hands with intelligent, compassionate and dedicated women who will do their best to resolve complaints and tackle new challenges.
“I may be retiring,” she stressed, “but I will still be active in the organizations I belong to, and I’m always a phone call away if I can be of assistance.”
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